2006-01-26

MP3 & FC4

I got audio to work on the Dell Latitude D610 simply by running alsamixer and turning everything up to 11. I copied my MP3 library to the new box. I ran the default Music Player (Applications/Sound & Video/Music Player) and excitedly attempted to import my mp3 library folder. The result:

I want my MP3!

Bummer! What to do about it? How about installing the venerable XMMS. To start, I added the freshrpms repository to my yum configuration. I added a new yum repository file:

$ sudo emacs -nw /etc/yum.repos.d/freshrpms.repo

and defined it with this content:

[freshrpms]
name=FreshRPMs for Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch
baseurl=http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/freshrpms
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://freshrpms.net/RPM-GPG-KEY-freshrpms

I got the list of available MP3 players:

$ sudo yum list available | grep mp3
bmp-mp3.i386 0.9.7-1.2.fc4 freshrpms
xmms-mp3.i386 1:1.2.10-13.2.fc4 freshrpms

and installed XMMS with MP3 support:

$ sudo yum install xmms-mp3
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Downloading header for xmms-mp3 to pack into transaction set.
xmms-mp3-1.2.10-13.2.fc4. 100% |=========================| 2.9 kB 00:00
---> Package xmms-mp3.i386 1:1.2.10-13.2.fc4 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Dependency: xmms = 1:1.2.10 for package: xmms-mp3
--> Processing Dependency: libxmms.so.1 for package: xmms-mp3
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Downloading header for xmms to pack into transaction set.
xmms-1.2.10-19.fc4.i386.r 100% |=========================| 17 kB 00:00
---> Package xmms.i386 1:1.2.10-19.fc4 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Dependency: libmikmod.so.2 for package: xmms
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Downloading header for mikmod to pack into transaction set.
mikmod-3.1.6-35.FC4.i386. 100% |=========================| 7.3 kB 00:00
---> Package mikmod.i386 0:3.1.6-35.FC4 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check

Dependencies Resolved

=============================================================================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
=============================================================================
Installing:
xmms-mp3 i386 1:1.2.10-13.2.fc4 freshrpms 78 k
Installing for dependencies:
mikmod i386 3.1.6-35.FC4 updates-released 188 k
xmms i386 1:1.2.10-19.fc4 extras 1.9 M

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install 3 Package(s)
Update 0 Package(s)
Remove 0 Package(s)
Total download size: 2.1 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/3): xmms-mp3-1.2.10-13 100% |=========================| 78 kB 00:00
(2/3): xmms-1.2.10-19.fc4 100% |=========================| 1.9 MB 00:23
(3/3): mikmod-3.1.6-35.FC 100% |=========================| 188 kB 00:09
warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID e42d547b
Public key for xmms-mp3-1.2.10-13.2.fc4.i386.rpm is not installed
Retrieving GPG key from http://freshrpms.net/RPM-GPG-KEY-freshrpms
Importing GPG key 0xE42D547B "Matthias Saou (Thias) "
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Key imported successfully
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Installing: mikmod ######################### [1/3]
Installing: xmms ######################### [2/3]
Installing: xmms-mp3 ######################### [3/3]

Installed: xmms-mp3.i386 1:1.2.10-13.2.fc4
Dependency Installed: mikmod.i386 0:3.1.6-35.FC4 xmms.i386 1:1.2.10-19.fc4
Complete!

I ran XMMS by selecting Applications/Sound & Video/Audio Player and loaded my MP3 directory. Looks like it works:

XMMS is your friend.

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